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Garfinkel1 08-12-2011 07:49 AM

Who does AA remind you of?
 
Watching AA play - What player in the NHL does he remind you when that player was at AA's current development.



Bad Joke alert
I've been trying to figure it out. I can't put my Jeff Finger on it.

DrSutton* 08-12-2011 08:32 AM

I don't know, but he is killing it in my be a gm in NHL 11. He's got 17 goals playing on the third line with Taylor hall and cally and it's only February!

JeffMangum 08-12-2011 08:35 AM

An odd fusion of Nikolai Antropov and Mikko Koivu.

Nich 08-12-2011 08:48 AM

His game always reminded me of a young Datsyuk. Great defensively, and more offensive skill than you first realize. I really do think we haven't seen all of what Artie can and will do. But then again, he has been my favorite prospect/player since he came over in 07'. Plus he is only 23 year-old. Not to say I think he will end up as good at Datsyuk, but I do picture him comparable defensively i.m.h.o.

And before people jump all over me, Datsyuk had a line of 11-24 for 35 in 70 games as a 23 year-old.

Fitzy 08-12-2011 08:56 AM

Antropov and Nemchinov.

allstar3970 08-12-2011 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SLU Hockey (Post 35869883)
Antropov and Nemchinov.

This, Antropov with great D would be a fantastic player to have around for years to come. If he gets better on faceoffs, he'll be even more valuable.

BlueshirtBlitz 08-12-2011 09:11 AM

I always say Datsyuk-very lite, but a defensively minded Antropov is probably a better one.

Nich 08-12-2011 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz (Post 35870137)
I always say Datsyuk-very lite, but a defensively minded Antropov is probably a better one.

I don't know, I think Artie has a higher offensive ceiling that Antropov. He just needs to put together all those flashes we see. I really think that in 2 years, Artie will start putting up 65-80 points a season.

NYR Viper 08-12-2011 09:19 AM

Handzus

xxxZENxxx 08-12-2011 09:23 AM

AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.

bernmeister 08-12-2011 09:24 AM

This is stretching it back a bit, but I consider him more athletically gifted version of Stan Mikita or his Ranger counterpart, Walt Tkaczuk

Big, but not broad or huge, solid, gifted checker, hard two way workers, solid if not superior passing skills, not a sniper but able to put the puck in the net, not afraid to crash the net/work the boards.

Levitate 08-12-2011 09:26 AM

The best player ever

PuckyTheWhale 08-12-2011 09:26 AM

Evegeni Grachev... oh wait.

as others have said, Antropov but that's just being size-ist.

Nich 08-12-2011 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx (Post 35870401)
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.

I don't think you could be more wrong. He is still inconsistent. But when he is on his game, he is pretty damn good. Hell if he was consistent all last year he would have had 60+.

People forget he is only 23, and STILL hasn't grown into his frame.

GAGLine 08-12-2011 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx (Post 35870401)
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.

Completely disagree. He has a ton of skill and he works hard. The fact that he isn't overly physical won't hold him back. I can easily see him breaking 60 points within the next 2 years.

Fleury4ever 08-12-2011 09:40 AM

If Petr Nedved played defense instead of offense.

Barbara Underhill 08-12-2011 09:50 AM

Yeah the people thinking his offense is capped out are in for a surprise. He's a very calculated player and he knew the best way to solidify a spot was playing a great defensive game. He's focused on that aspect and will start injecting more offense into his game,

ogie 08-12-2011 09:53 AM

maybe it is just me but i see some Sergei Nemchinov in him.

BlueshirtBlitz 08-12-2011 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx (Post 35870401)
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.

He's only 23, I think he can easily improve his offense.

Florida Ranger 08-12-2011 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx (Post 35870401)
AA's offensive ceiling has pretty much already happened. He is a great player, but he doesn't have the killer instinct needed to take it to the next level.

No way.

He hasn't even reached his prime.

vipernsx 08-12-2011 10:25 AM

Nemchinov + Nedved

or

Jordan Staal less physical and more offensive

x BEUKEBOOM x 08-12-2011 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 (Post 35870319)
Handzus

+1

with a bit more offensive potential. Almost aa Antropov/Handzus hybrid.

x BEUKEBOOM x 08-12-2011 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barbara Underhill (Post 35870889)
Yeah the people thinking his offense is capped out are in for a surprise. He's a very calculated player and he knew the best way to solidify a spot was playing a great defensive game. He's focused on that aspect and will start injecting more offense into his game,

Excellent observation.

Just becasue a player hasn't scored big yet doesn't mean he is relegated to a certain roll the rest of his career, especially at Arty's ripe old age.

I have a feeling posters that cant see that, especially taking a minute to look up Arty's russian & AHL numbers, are the same one's who argued 2 summers ago that Dubi & Cally would never be anything more than 3rd liners.

Kershaw 08-12-2011 12:14 PM

Handzus seems about right.

Brian Boyle 08-12-2011 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garfinkel1 (Post 35868795)
Bad Joke alert
I've been trying to figure it out. I can't put my Jeff Finger on it.

I don't feel you properly warned us exactly how bad the joke was.


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